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3-18-2011 @ 10:04AM
Re: Xbox being 'cooler'1) The time commitment of the community aspect is significantly shorter. You can get through a few ladder matches in any FPS in the time that it takes to queue and run a successful heroic these days.2) A real life aspect is more common. Far easier to bring a few extra controllers to a friend's house than for the same number of people to lug their rigs over and start a LAN, especially considering what'll happen to the lag.3) The popular online Xbox options (CoD and Halo were cited) cater to the impulses of the "cool" market. A high school's football team is probably going to get more enjoyment out of chaining headshots from their mega-buff supersoldier than from spamming frostbolt on a zombie dragon from their gnome.4) As a combination of the above three points, Xbox games offer more instant gratification. At the end of a match, the game will tell you who did the best. At the end of a raid, there are so many factors to performance that it's sometimes impossible to tell who the best player was in a group of similarly skilled players.
3-18-2011 @ 3:30PM
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/11/8/Proof of your theory
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